Condolences for KZN crash victims

2012-08-31 21:06
Angie Motshekga (File, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga sent condolences on Friday to the families of the four pupils killed in a bus accident in Inanda, Durban.

"Our condolences go out to their families and the school. We will co-operate with the investigation... and ensure that scholar transport is safe for all our children," she said in a statement.

Motshekga said she would work with the provincial education department to provide trauma counselling and support to the families of the dead and the injured.

Four pupils from Mngomeni High School, in Umzinto, on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast, died when their bus plunged down a cliff in Inanda on Friday.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said 14 pupils were critically injured, 17 were seriously injured, and 30 suffered minor injuries.

He said it was believed that the children had been attending a sporting event in Inanda.

The reason for the bus driver veering off the road was not known.

He was believed to be among those critically injured.

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